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#1 divinity6

Posted 03 February 2006 - 01:16 PM

Anyone know what health funds cover home births? I have heard that some do but cant find it in the list of things they cover, is it called something else?

Are there any other alternatives people know of to fund a home birth(aside from moving to NewZealand, although DH being a Kiwi that is an option).

#2 ~kylie~

Posted 03 February 2006 - 01:58 PM

This is a great website that show you who covers what in regards to PHI.

Private Health Funds Covering Midwifery and Homebirth

#3 divinity6

Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:04 PM

Thanks alot for that. I will be ringing a few of them on monday, very exciting.

#4 ~kylie~

Posted 03 February 2006 - 06:08 PM

No worries! I am with HBA.

#5 ~kylie~

Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:34 PM

Which one is HBF? I haven't heard of them before.

#6 sebela

Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:28 AM

I am with Australian Unity and on my level of cover they will pay $2000 towards a planned homebirth and will still cover a  hospital stay if you need to transfer. Which is great for me as I have a much higher than average chance of ending up in hospital due to a high risk pregnancy (they know I have both a private midwife and a private OB).

Australian Unity also have a newly introduced cover which is more expensive than mine as it includes some sort of extras program. This cover gives $3k towards a planned homebirth.

With Australian Unity you need to talk to them before the birth and get approval to use this part of their cover or they probably won't pay.

#7 ~kylie~

Posted 06 February 2006 - 07:05 PM

Ahhhh, thanks for that!

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